Christian Bale Looks Past 'Dark Knight Rises' For Future Projects

Christian BaleWith only three months of filming left for "The Dark Knight Rises," the world is Christian Bale's oyster. The Oscar-winning actor currently doesn't have any films lined up once the final installment of Christopher Nolan's Batman movies wraps, but he certainly does have options.

Variety is reporting that he has five films that he could potentially join, though he's not attached to any of them yet and none are considered front-runners at this point.

The first is in the Beyonce-starring remake of "A Star is Born," which is being directed by Clint Eastwood. There's also Michael Mann's "Gold," Scott Cooper's "Out of the Furnace," Spike Lee's "Old Boy" remake and Darren Aronofsky's biblical epic "Noah." Bale is in the prime of his career right now, so any of those options would be a good one. It will be interesting to see what direction he takes his career in now that his commitment to Nolan's franchise is finished.

Check out the rest of today's casting news after the jump!

"Neighborhood Watch" Continues To Grow

Jonah Hill is the latest comedian to join Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn's "Neighborhood Watch." Deadline broke the news, though they didn't know what role Hill will be playing. Hill's involvement was first teased last Thursday, but it wasn't official yet. The movie follows a group of bored married couples running a neighborhood watch who end up uncovering an alien invasion plot.

Clifton Collins Jr. Heads To The "Pacific Rim"

The cast continues to grow for Guillermo del Toro's upcoming alien invasion movie, "Pacific Rim." Variety is reporting that Clifton Collins Jr. has joined the flick in a unannounced role. He'll be joining Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Rinko Kikuchi, Max Martini, Willem Dafoe and Robert Kazinsky in the film. "Pacific Rim" is scheduled to hit theaters on July 12, 2013.

Rufus Sewell Joins "Paradise Lost"

Following in the heels of Djimon Hounsou coming on board "Paradise Lost" yesterday, Rufus Sewell has reteamed with his "Dark City" director Alex Proyas for Legendary Pictures' adaptation of Milton's epic poem. Bloody Disgusting has the news, though they didn't know what role Sewell will be playing. He'll be joining Bradley Cooper, Benjamin Walker and Hounsou in the movie, which is scheduled to hit theaters in late 2013.

Balon Greyjoy Cast In "Game Of Thrones"

Theon Greyjoy, prepare to have some competition in the kraken department. Winter Is Coming announced that British actor Patrick Malahide has been cast as Balon Greyjoy, the lord of the Iron Islands and Theon's estranged father. Balon plays a small but pivotal role in season two of "Game of Thrones," and has a bigger part to play come season three. According to WiC, fellow Greyjoys Aeron and Victarion will likely be shuffled into later seasons, so don't expect those casting announcements any time soon.

Alexandra Maria Lara Is Getting In The "Rush"

German actress Alexandra Maria Lara has joined the cast of Ron Howard's racing flick "Rush," Variety is reporting. She'll play the female lead in the movie opposite Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl. The film follows the real-life rivalry between Formula One race car drives James Hunt and Niki Lauda in the 1970s.

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